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Fourth man arrested on ATV theft charges

Fourth man arrested on ATV theft charges

July 21st, 2013 in News

A fourth man has been arrested and a juvenile is in custody as part of a string of all-terrain vehicle thefts reported recently to the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies reported Caleb Matthew Debrodie, 19, Fulton, was arrested at 3:48 a.m. Friday on felony charges of stealing a motor vehicle and attempting to steal a motor vehicle.

After three other Callaway County men were jailed earlier in the week on various other ATV theft charges, Debrodie was arrested along with previously arrested Ethan D. Lomas, 18, Fulton, and Dylan S. Sanford, 19, Tebbetts.

The latest arrest of Debrodie came in connection with a reported theft on July 11 of an ATV from the 9000 block of Platinum Drive in New Bloomfield.

Deputies reported the victim said someone also tried to start a second ATV but was unsuccessful. The stolen ATV was recovered later in a creek off State Road BB in Callaway County.

Debrodie also was arrested on another stealing charge in which he, Lomas and a 15-year-old Fulton juvenile, who is now in Juvenile Justice Center custody in Columbia, are accused of stealing a cattle fence charger and a posthole digger in New Bloomfield on July 11. Both stolen items have been recovered by deputies.

The other person arrested earlier in the week on ATV theft charges was Joshua A. Sartin, 18, Holts Summit.

Deputies reported the series of ATV thefts began when they received a report at 7 a.m. on July 11 of an abandoned ATV still running after a wheel broke off, disabling the vehicle.